What kinds of nurses get a BSN?

  • Nurses who want to provide even better patient care.
  • Nurses who want more involvement in strategic decisions.
  • Nurses who want to be recognized by colleagues in their field.
  • Nurses who want to be prepared for graduate school.

These kinds of nurses pursue the degree that sets them apart from other RNs, signaling to coworkers and supervisors alike that they are serious about growing in their practice.

If this describes you, and you’re considering a BSN program, Capella University now has two program paths to fit your needs: a standard online path and a new RN-to-BSN FlexPath option.

Both programs are designed to address what nurses have said they want—and need—in a BSN program.

“I have lots of experience. Won’t I just be learning things I already know?” 

Capella values your experience as a nurse. You may be able to apply previous coursework from another institution for up to 75% (approximately 90 semester credits) of Capella’s BSN degree requirements, allowing you to concentrate on building new skills.

Additionally, the RN-to-BSN FlexPath option allows you to move faster through materials you already know and spend more time learning what you don’t. If you have already mastered the material, you move on to the next course.

“My schedule is unpredictable. I’d miss too many classes.”

The BSN degree program at Capella features an online curriculum with 24-hour access to courses.

The standard path RN-to-BSN has weekly deliverables, but there are no set class times or lectures to attend. The RN-to-BSN FlexPath option is self-paced—you set your own deadlines. Each course gives you the freedom to learn at your speed, taking as little or as much time as you need to master the material.

With both options, you can earn a BSN in as little as 18 months, and even keep working while you’re learning.

“I can’t afford to go back to school.”

Tuition varies depending on the path you choose; each path offers many ways to save, including scholarships, employer, military and association discounts, employer tuition reimbursement, transfer credits, and more.

The RN-to-BSN FlexPath option gives you the freedom to go more quickly through the program. Courses are self-paced with a flat tuition rate for every 12 weeks. The more courses you complete per session, the sooner you can finish your degree, and the more money you’ll save.

Learn more about FlexPath and Capella’s RN-to-BSN programs. Want to go in-depth? Register to download the RN-to-BSN FlexPath guide from Capella University.

Capella’s BSN degree program is accredited* by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a nationally-recognized accreditation agency approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

*The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

Follow Ashley on her journey with Capella University’s  RN-to-BSN FlexPath option.